Augustine Washington Jr.
|Member of the House of Burgesses from Westmoreland County|
Serving with John Bushrod, Philip Ludwell Lee, Richard Lee
|Preceded by||Robert Vaulx|
|Succeeded by||Richard Henry Lee|
Wakefield plantation, Westmoreland, Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia, English America
Wakefield plantation, Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia, British America
|Resting place||Popes Creek, Colony of Virginia, British America|
|Children||4, including William Augustine Washington|
|Occupation||Planter, iron ore mining|
Early and family life
Augustine Washington Jr. married Anne Aylett at "Nominy Plantation." She was the daughter and coheiress of William Aylett of Westmoreland County, Virginia. The couple had four children, of whom William Augustine Washington would follow in his father's footsteps as a planter and during 1788 represented Westmoreland County in the Virginia House of Delegates.
According to the will of his father, Augustine Washington Sr., the land now known as Mount Vernon first was willed to this man's elder brother Lawrence Washington. However, the will instructed that in the case Lawrence should die without an heir the property would go to Augustine Jr., provided that he gave the Popes Creek property, known as "Wakefield", to George Washington. Augustine decided instead to keep the Popes Creek property and so George got the property now known as Mount Vernon.
Westmoreland County voters elected Augustine Jr. as one of their representatives in the Virginia House of Burgesses following the death of Robert Vaulx on August 24, 1754, and then elected him to the following term, so he served (part-time) from 1754 to 1758. He also was a member of the Ohio Company.
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...and the personal property inventory of Augustine Washington II who was living in the house at the time of his death in 1762.
- Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, ed. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography. Volume 1. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915. OCLC 2576742. Retrieved July 15, 2011. p. 352.
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- Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, ed. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography. Volume 1. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915. OCLC 2576742. Retrieved July 15, 2011.